- Vice-Chair, Recreation: Armond Spencer
I have been troubled by the small number of participants on some of our trips. Are we just getting old and tired, or are we not offering the trips that people want? I have relied on a few loyal trip leaders (bless their hearts!), and have been happy to list what they offer. If there are other types of trips you want, let me know.
I suggest this rating system henceforth for canoe/kayak trips:
- Under 6 miles, No portages, flat water;
- 6-12 miles, short portages, class 1 moving water;
- 12+ miles, portages up to 1/2 miles rougher say Class ii whitewater;
- Tougher yet, with adequate description.
Biking ratings are more difficult. Leaders should at least specify mileage, elevation, and terrain.
We have a whole page of instructions for trip leaders, but nothing really for participants. I got an idea from the Niagara Frontier Chapter of Guidelines for Trip Participants. A few lines: Contact the trip leader early... be on time...have a realistic knowledge of your abilities... accept the authority of , and cooperate with, the leader...let the leader know if you have trouble...stick together...inform the leader if you need to stop or leave the group...try not to dawdle. Now, GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY.